When you have an injury history like Danny Amendola 's, you'll try just about anything to stay healthy. Amendola's newest hope: Working out with Tom Brady's trainer.
His name is Alex Guerrero, and he worked with Amendola this offseason, according to NFL.com's Albert Breer. Guerrero worked with Julian Edelman before last season, and he ended playing a full slate for the first time in his career and caught more than 100 passes.
For what it's worth, Brady hasn't missed a game since his 2008 ACL tear.
It's worth a shot, right? This story with Amendola is the same as it was entering last year: He can catch 80+ balls in New England if his body doesn't break down. But it seems to do so year after year. In 2013, he was limited for basically the entire year by a groin injury.
This development would be more important if not for this fact: A lot of injuries are just bad luck. A bad landing, an awkward step, a rough or low tackle, they can all lead to major injury. Ultimately, there's really not much a trainer or a player can do to prevent it. Amendola has just been unlucky for most of his career. There's as good of a chance that his luck will change this season, but fantasy owners are understandably shying away. He is being drafted as a WR 4/5.